When I started my photography career, I always wanted to be one of those photographers I would see with the massive lens. What is about having the biggest lens that makes you feel like you’ve made it?I’ve always been active and this is exactly what got me involved in photographing sports and adventure photography. Documenting an athletes journey and their battle to reach their own personal goals is a feeling I cant explain, but it drives me. I especially love being part of the action and getting up close, which allows me as a photographer to experience the emotions and be in the moment with the athlete. I come away from these moments with a story and not just an epic photograph.

I quickly learnt that I either had to sacrifice the weight of my gear or I just couldn’t get to all the places I really wanted to go to capture these photographs.

[pullquote_left]”What is it about having the biggest lens that makes you feel like you’ve made it?”[/pullquote_left]

It was this decision that ultimately made me think hard about what gear to use and pack my gear with the final result in mind whenever I hit the road for a shoot, rather than just throwing everything into my bag.

Through this process I tested and experimented  with a lot of different gear, camera bodies, lenses and bags. So, what was important to me? I needed to be lightweight but still have the right gear for all kinds of situations.

 

My current gear in my camera bag

  • Canon 5D III body
  • Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS USM
  • Canon 24-70mm F4 IS USM
  • Canon 15mm F2.8 Fisheye
  • Canon 580EXII speedlite
  • Pocket Wizard TT1 and TT5 remote triggers
  • GoPro HERO 5 camera
  • Lexar Memory cards and card reader
  • Iphone 6s
  • Gorilla pod
  • Manfrotto Carbon fibre lightweight tripod
  • F-stop Guru UL backpack
  • F-stop Lotus backpack